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Former Smiths frontman – and outspoken vegan Morrissey – is the subject of a recently released biopic called England Is Mine.
The film has dropped as Morrissey, who once released an album called Meat Is Murder with The Smiths, has announced he will be releasing a new album – his first in three years.
Reviews of the film have not been completely positive, with the New York Times describing the biopic as a ‘soggy schlep’.
Reviewer Jeanette Catsoulis adds: “With its bleak, yearning tone and defiantly cloudy color palette, England Is Mine has a pleasingly granular feel for its era and location.
“But its imagining of Morrissey as a self-pitying narcissist, a curiously passive intellectual who can’t get out of his own way, soaks the movie in a wearying inertia.”
Perhaps his album will fare better.
According to NME, which reported the release: “Now, [Morrissey’s] back – after signing a new record deal with BMG.
“Due for release on November 17, Low In High-School was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios.
“The album was produced by Joe Chiccarelli – famed for working with the likes of Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck, and The White Stripes.”
The musician will be playing a launch show for the album at the Hollywood Bowl on November 10.